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Aug 16, 2013 7:00am PDT
quote are more serious. >>> the federal surveillance corp. that has jurisdiction over the nsa ordered it to destroy after five years all the call data records that it gathers on innocent americans. it did not do that. there were several thousand files. >> reporter: the agency said in a state to nbc news, when nsa makes a mistake in carrying out
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Aug 16, 2013 7:00am PDT
quote changes were made. the nsa says it has 300 employees whose job is to work on preventing the breaches and beef up compliance.
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Aug 11, 2013 6:00am PDT
, those things the president didn't count on including the leaking of this nsa program, the series of programs he's got to defend and try to reform. you mentioned gun control, other issues. i also think he has some of these interact problems especially with issues like immigration. this is the legacy item, this is a big campaign item and it does not appear to be heading in the direction that the president would want, let alone the fact you refer to the budget and continuing to fund the government, that comes up in september. we could see repeat then of fights we've seen over the last couple of years. >> in his news conference president obama practically dared republicans to shut down the government. is the president gearing up for a showdown with congress when it returns in september? >> i think he is. i think there's a different strategy too. i think you're seeing it from the president who's out there traveling around saying that they want to -- republicans want to cut programs that are necessary for people, that the sequester is an undue burden, part of an irrational scheme of cutti
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Aug 16, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >>> breaking overnight, the nsa intercepted e-mails and tracked phone numbers of innocent americans thousands of times in violation of its own rules. the latest on the newly revealed documents from edward snowden. >>> and the truth is out there. after years of secrecy the u.s. government finally recognizes the existence of area 51. prompting believers to once again ask the question, are we alone today, friday, august 16th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm savannah guthrie along side natalie morales. al is having fun today. he's at the iowa state fair. we'll check in with him in a few minutes. he's missing a great concert on our plaza. >> we just asked the question, are we alone today? not on the plaza. a lot of cowboy boots in that crowd. luke bryan is here in our 8:30 half hour. looking forward to that. >>> also ahead, 16-year-old hannah anderson made her first public appearance. she did it last night sin
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Aug 23, 2013 2:05am PDT
. now the nsa knows where i am. i was the only person left in america that they couldn't find. and now they can. >> was googling a rush? >> you know what? i was stunned how easy it was. and then i was stunned how great it -- what a wonderful tool it was. >> all right. >> but haven't done it since. >> so if you were home last night, "the voice" is on. now it's getting down to it. you guys. last night the final three performed. okay? so the winner is going to obviously be from this group. two of them are team blake. one of them is team usher. >> that means adam and shakira are out. >> just cheerleading. they are probably, like, so angry. >> first the swon brothers from team blake. ♪ even though we ain't got money i'm so in love with you honey everything will bring a chain of love ♪ ♪ in the morning when i rise bring a tear of joy to my eyes and tell me everything's going to be all right ♪ >> okay. a great advantage when you sing a song like that that everybody knows and everybody loves. the trouble is -- >> what? >> when you are in that singing competition, everybody starts singi
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Aug 4, 2013 6:00am PDT
we have seen over the nsa over the last few weeks? >> i think that will be part of the debate. which is how do we come by this intelligence information? we are at a point where americans and both conservative republicans and liberal democrats are saying it is time to debate the extent to which we operate as a surveillance state in this country as a response to 9/11. when you have fresh warnings like this it begs the question, well, how do you think you came by the specific threat and intelligence stream without the tools. >> when we look at what's happening overseas, that's where the attention is focused is there anything to be concerned about here at home domestically? anything you have seen change over the last couple of days? >> my understanding is there's no credible threat directed against any target within the united states. the concern, the abundance of caution is the idea that the events over there, there may be an additional effort to inspire home grown terrorists like the two young men in the boston bombing. so the concern here is appropriate that we have seen those two you
NBC
Aug 10, 2013 7:00am EDT
probably make their team weaker. >> reporter: and using domestic harmony as an analogy for the nsa's spying program. how americans should trust but verify. >> if i tell michelle that i did the dishes, now, granted, in the white house i don't do the dishes that much. but back in the day. and she's a little skeptical. i'd like her to trust me. but maybe i need to bring her back and show her the dishes. >> reporter: president obama came into the east room of the white house to talk about america's surveillance system. but he also came armed with a set of awkward anecdotes and mixed metaphors. it was a presidential play-by-play, off-the-cuff remarks, in real-time. and he didn't take it easy, even on himself. >> there's going to be glitches. no doubt about it. that's true, by the way, of a car company rolling out a new car. it's true of apple rolling out the new ipad. >> reporter: before the hour was up, he even asked a question of his own, to a "wall street journal" reporter, on the birth of her son. >> and, carol, congratulations on hudson. do you have pictures? >> reporter: now, there
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Aug 19, 2013 7:00am PDT
economy. >>> more fallout on the edward snowden nsa leaks case. they detained the partner of the reporter that first revealed the leaks. david miranda was held under schedule 7 of the terrorism act which allows security agencies to stop and question people at boarders. he was released after nine hours of questioning and was not arrested. now to wall street and what is moving the markets on this monday morning. jackie joins us. good morning. >> gas prices, aaa says they are down a penny from last week, but 14 cents from a month ago. the national average for a gallon of regular, now $3.53. one research firm saying internet traffic around the world dropped 40% when google experienced a brief outing on friday evening, and the will the dow rebound from the worst week of the year? or was last week's drop a sign of more pressure to come? wall street is watching, natalie. >>> we'll be watching. thank you so much. more proof this morning that being a reporter can be a dangerous job even if it's covering a sporting event. this was last night at a new york giants, indianapolis colts preseas
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Aug 5, 2013 7:00am PDT
? this was gotten from an nsa intercept. wouldn't those folks who are planning this kind of operation then go underground? >> i think there's a possibility they will. look, the only resolution to a threat like this is taking the operatives off the battlefield. we may throw them off their game. maybe they'll delay for a month or a year but as long as terrorists like this started a plot, they will conclude it at some point unless they're taken off the battlefield. i'm sure of it. >> do you assume at this point that operatives may be in place for whatever is being planned? >> i wouldn't assume that. i would assume, though, if the operation is underway, they're at least thinking about putting people in places like, let's say cairo or jordan but i wouldn't assume they're there yet. >> some lawmakers on the sunday shows yesterday said this intelligence information reminds them of the situation prior to 9/11. you were there. what do you make of the comparison. >> i think we ought to settle down a little bit. we have been at this 12 years. we faced a major plot in the summer of 2006 when we h
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Aug 10, 2013 5:00am PDT
reform the nsa program that collects telephone data mandating more transparency by the court. creating a team of private citizens including activists to review the program. chuck todd asked president obama if snowden is a leaker or a patriot. here is what he had to say. take a listen. >> i don't think he was a patriot. as i said in my opening remarks, i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made the leaks. >> reporter: now president obama also, for the first time, addressed his decision not to meet with russia's president, vladimir putin on the sidelines of the g-20 summit. a number of factors went into that decision, including edward snowden. he down played tension between him and his russian counter parts. >> i know the press likes to focus on body language. he's got that slouch, looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom, but the truth is when we are in conversations together, oftentimes it's very productive. >> reporter: now, reaction to the president's new transparency measures came in swiftly before he finished speak
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Aug 9, 2013 2:05am EDT
russian president vladamir putin. the men will address several contentious issues and the case of nsa leaker, edward snowden. kerry will pass along details to president obama this afternoon. >> military officials in yemen say u.s. drone strikes killed 12 suspected al qaeda operatives yesterday. alleged militants died in three attacks. yemen on high alert after revealing an al qaeda plot. >> nonessential american personnel have been evacuated from the u.s. consulate in pakistan. the state department says the evacuation was carried out because of a specific threat to the consulate. it is now closed for the holiday from now until sunday. evacuation was announced the same day as the government warned all americans not to travel to pakistan. >> an expanneding manhunt across the western u.s. portion of the country right now for a kidnapping suspect who is also accused of murder. james lee dimaggio, suspected of abducting hannah anderson after setting his southern california house on fire with the girl's mother and likely her brother inside. an amber alert for anderson is now in effect in ca
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Aug 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
releasing acknowledging that the nsa was ordered by a federal judge in 2011 to stop scooping up thousands of communication from americans with no connection to terrorism. the court ruled the nsa's actions were unconstitutional and ordered the agency to fix the problem. >>> embattled san diego mayor bob filner has reached a tentative deal involving a sexual harassment lawsuit. the 70-year-old mayor is facing allegations from at least 17 women. this is amateur video of filner leaving city hall on wednesday night. san diego city attorney says a proposed resolution has been reached, and will be presented to city council on friday. >>> fire fighting resources are being stretched to the limits, as crews continue to battle 50 fires, and out-of-control fire is threatening about 2500 structures near yosemite in california. and in idaho, the beaver creek has now burned more than 100,000 acres. nbc's miguel almaguer was given rare access, with the bird's-eye view with a veteran helicopter. >> reporter: this is just so critical. what makes it blaze so concerning after burning for two weeks is how muc
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Aug 13, 2013 7:00am EDT
philadelphia, to take on another hot-button topic. to take on security, nsa programs and privacy. just as she was speaking before the a.b.a., disgraced mayoral candidate, anthony weiner, the last person clinton wanted comments on her campaign, processed to have inside information on hillary clinton 2016. at least as it relates to huma abedin, one of her closest advisers. >> do you know what her role in hillary clinton's 2016 campaign will be? >> i do. i'm not telling you. >> do you feel you damaged her place in that world? >> yeah. >> reporter: that was a blunder. hillary clinton has not yet made it official she is running for president. in a recent poll, anthony weiner broke a new record in new york. although, it's not the kind of record he would like to break. he became the most unpopular political figure on record in the state of new york. an unfavorability rating of 80%. >> hard to beat. thanks very much. >>> we turn to the incredible video of the moment a luxury resort was swallowed up by a sinkhole. it happened near orlando, florida. and dozens of frightened guests fled for
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Aug 2, 2013 7:00am PDT
another big story. new fallout over russia's decision to grant nsa leaker, edward snowden, terror asylum. it's a move that's putting a greater strain on u.s.-russian relations this morning. jim maceda has the story for us in moscow this morning. good morning. >> reporter: edward snowden spent his first night in a secret location, and his father told the tphanews he is feeling better that his son is in safe hands. stranded for almost six weeks at this moscow airport and under siege by international immediate area in the end snowden slipped out by taxi. his lawyer who handed snowden his new refugee passport giving him asylum in russia for one year said his client wants to rest, learn russia and get a job, probably as a human rights activist. his father in an exclusive interview with nbc news said he still plans to see his son in russia as soon as he can get a visa and personally express his gratitude. >> i am thankful for the strength and courage of the russian people and the fact that they have reached out and they have kept my son safe. >> reporter: the american fugitive's asylum
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Aug 26, 2013 7:00am PDT
german magazine, the nsa secretly monitored the u.n.'s new york headquaters by haanizations video conferencing system. nbc's chief white house correspondent, chuck todd, is in wash with those details. >> good morning, tamron, that's right. edward snowden strikes again in documents leaked as you just noted. here's what we learned. the nsa was able to tap into a united nations video conferencing system. they were able to spy on the european unions delegation both to the united nations and other places and according to these documents, the nsa has a special collection unit. while that is about spying on and using some 80 u.s. embough seas and consulates as hubs to spy on various u.s. allies. now the timing of these leaks couldn't be more precarious for the united states. first of all in germany they're in an election year. so this is turning into a sticky election year situation for merkel and her relationship with president obama. but now he is in the middle of getting western allies in europe to side with him to do something with syria so the timing of this couldn't be worse for th
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Aug 13, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >> the conversation we're having about the role of the nsa it's the right balance between our safety and personal liberty. >> and to change the constitution, you cannot do that. >> the mayor will appeal this decision. does he have grounds to appeal? >> he does have grounds to appeal however the policy that the court struck down was simply the manner in which we're doing it in new york. >> it's an uphill battle. >> let me move on. two people in the news making headlines for a spat they're having. the president of the united states and kris jenner of the kardashian family. the president was asked as if a boy or child he ever wanted things he couldn't afford or his family couldn't afford. he said i never felt i was deprived. were there things all of us might have liked to have? sure but partly think i tluz i was a shift in culture. we weren't exposed in the same way kids are these days. there was not the window into the life styles of rich and famous. kids weren't monitoring every day what kim kardashian was wearing or where kanye west was going on vacation and thinking that somehow that wa
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Aug 7, 2013 7:00am PDT
-one with vladimir putin, and the new tensions exist over nsa leaker, edward snowden, and the white house now saying the president will instead travel to sweden, and last night president obama said terrorists depend on us being terrorized, but we are going to live our lives. president obama made his first comments about the threat. >> it's significant enough that we are taking every precaution, and it's a reminder, that in all the significant steps we have made that this radical violent extremism is still out there, and we have to stay on top of it. >> we would not say whether the nsa surveillance programs tipped the u.s. off on it. >> i think the general rule is to snow common sense and use caution. >> what i say to them and what i say to president putin, is that's the past, you know, and we have got to think about the future. >> the president insisted he will attend the g-20 summit next month. >> if russia wants to uphold the olympic spirit, then every judgment should be made on the track or in the swimming pool or on the balance beam, and people's sexual orientation should have n
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Aug 1, 2013 7:00am PDT
. we've been learning a lot about the nsa surveillance program, but it's not just the government, there's private companies, even your cell phone. there's a number of ways to be tracked. we decided to do an experiment. we followed one person all day long. how much of their life would truly be private? you may be shocked by these results. also ahead, we've got day two of our look at how not to be awkward. everyone has been in this situation, right? hi, al. a little crowded right now in that elevator? >> just a bit. we're going to find out if there's a right way to handle those tricky situations when you're stuck with people and somebody fell asleep in front of you. >> get to know them, al. just get to know them. talk about your issues. >> make friends. >> al wants out. >> al, don't kind of skulk away. >>> also, music mogul and x-factor judge simon cowell reportedly going to be a first time father with his close friend's wife. we'll have the details. >>> let us begin this half hour with more on that legal victory for o.j. simpson that's tied to the kidnapping and armed robbery conv
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Aug 20, 2013 7:00am PDT
request miranda's detention. greenwald is the reporter who exposed the details of the nsa surveillance program. >>> now to idaho, where authorities are allowing evacuees to return home. miguel is in ketchum, idaho. >> reporter: this is one of the most iconic most historic towns in this region. today because of the work of firefighters it and thousands of homes in this area are safe for now. not far from the heart of idaho's massive inferno, today firefighters are gaining ground, containment lines protect communities in the path of the fire. only one home lost, thousands saved. the "x" factor here, wind. worried flying embers will spread fire, a fleet of 30 aircraft have pounded the fast-moving blaze. the fire fight in the air is just as dangerous as it is on the ground. pilots face thick smoke and stiff winds, but their role in this firefight is critical. the aerial assault protected towns like sun valley but the community is now a ghost town. this man opened his restaurant doors last year but the fire has crippled his business. >> right about now, this time of year, streets would be p
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Aug 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
be broader than has been disclosed. a report in the "wall street journal" says the nsa is able to cover 75% of all u.s. internet communications. the agency is interested in messages that either begin or end outside the country, but their capacity is so broad that solely domestic communications can be swept up in the net. today in maryland army private first class bradley manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison and was dishonorably discharged he had been convicted of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents in what has been called the largest such leak of secret files in history. >> a teacher who ordered her kindergartners to hit a fellow student has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years probation. cynthia ambrose wanted to teach a 6-year-old boy what it felt like to be bullied so she lined up the kids to slab him. the school district suspended ambrose in may of last year. >>> the pitcher who beaned alex rodriguez has been fine and suspended. the incident on national tv has been ruled intentional. red sox's ryan dempster will miss five games and pay an un
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Aug 9, 2013 2:00pm EDT
quote declassified unprecedented information about the nsa, but we can go further. so the apartment of justice will underublic the rationale article 215 of the patriot act. and release information that entails authority and oversight.
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Aug 11, 2013 10:00am EDT
. officials that tlebl that the nsa surveillance programs helped track this emerging threat. the president announced some reforms on friday in those programs. and had tough words for the nsa leaker edward snowden, said he was not a patriot. take a look. >> mr. snowden's been charged with three felonies. if he believes what he did was right, then like every american citizen, he can come here, appear before the court with a lawyer, and make his case. >> so, what have you been able to learn about what u.s. officials are trying to do to get snowden right now? >> some officials i've talked to wish that a deal could be struck to bring him back to the u.s. make no mistake. one official said he has done irrefutable damage. the more the terrorists know how we can monitor them, the less we will be able to. that's the single most important asset we have. some officials say we don't know all of what he has, we don't want him in the hands of the russians. whatever message it would send, he's gotten the president of the united states to make some changes. but the justice department has given n
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Aug 12, 2013 4:00am PDT
criticizing the president's plan to increase oversight of the nsa surveillance programs exposed by leaker edward snowden. >> he's failed to explain these programs which are lawful, which have saved lives. >> we need to do better in educating our public so they are not fearful that we, the government, are violating their privacy. >> reporter: the former director of the nsa warned added oversight could hurt a key part of the program, moving quick three protect national security. >> so you need to be careful about how many processes you put in there. >> reporter: the leaks seem to have pushed u.s./russia relations to a post-cold war low. ever since snowden obtained asyl num the country. president obama has canceled a meeting with vladimir putin originally scheduled for next month. some lawmakers want a stronger gesture. >> mr. putin does not have united states/russia relationships in any priority, and treat him in a realistic fashion. that's the way to treat mr. putin. not just canceling a meeting. >> reporter: snowden's father continues to defend his son who he is preparing to visit
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Aug 2, 2013 4:00am PDT
fessed nsa leaker finally got the proper documents to leave. he's in an undisclosed location this morning. it might help the former contractor to avoid charges here but a diplomatic crisis is still stewing. jim, the g-20 summit is coming up next month. what are the implications to consider? >> reporter: there's no question that snowden's release has strained already difficult relations between the united states and russia and that the united states clearly see the snowden asylum as a slap in the face. the question is just how is the obama administration willing -- how far is it willing to go to hit back and embarrass president vladimir putin? now boycotting a major event like the g-20, which takes place in early september still seems unlikely to observers. however, obama and putin plan to have talks in moscow just before the g-20 meeting and the white house is already hinting it may cancel that meeting in protest. meanwhile, the american fugitive spent his first night in freedom as an official refugee in russia after almost six weeks being stranded in that moscow airport. his lawy
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Aug 1, 2013 4:00am PDT
. this after a new bombshell from the nsa. nbc news capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell has all the details. >> reporter: it's a brief new look inside the secrets of the nsa. the director of national intelligence released several documents to show fisa court oversight of the spy program that sweeps up americans' phone records data. the government has acknowledged using a wider net than previously known. in what's known as hop analysis, the nsa tracks a call made by a terror suspect, but can then track all the records linked to anyone the first suspect calls and then to each of those contacted. senator dick durbin was clearly uneasy. >> when you look at the reach of this program, it envelops a substantial number of americans. >> reporter: frustration between senators and the intelligence community, starting with how nsa leaker edward snowden was ever granted access to the country's most guarded spy programs. senator patrick leahy dismayed that no heads have rolled at the nsa. >> if a 29-year-old school dropout can come in and take out massive, massive amounts of data, it's ob
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Aug 11, 2013 9:00am EDT
for all of this talk about a sophisticated dragnet with the nsa, the reason we got this is beuse al qaeda held a conference call. [laughter] please press mute. >> you have to be listening to get it, collecting information. >> i agree, a lot of it has been driven by not needing another benghazi on their hands and also the president pulled back, saying we do not want to be perpetually at war. we will be perpetually at war. >> charlesentioned in sa. -- the nsa. now that vladimir putin has granted asylum, the president says we will not have a meeting. what is your take? >> this is a collapse of the reset. obama came into office saying that relations with h russia had under thed to drift. bush administration -- and find that it was our fault. he was going to warm them up.he caved on missile defense in europe. he thought hwould get cooperation on iraq, syria, arms control, and he has been stymied and humiliated every time. this was the final straw. it was a gratuitous poke in the eye, and he finally had to show some gumption in canceling that. he is still showing up in russia for the g 20
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Aug 12, 2013 4:30am EDT
nsa programs exposed by leaker edward snowden. >> he's failed to explain these programs which are lawful, which save lives. >> we need to do better in educating our public so they are are not fearful that we the government are violating their privacy. the worm director of the nsa added oversight to hurt a key part of the program moving quickly to protect national security. >> so you need to be careful about how many processes you put in there. the >> reporter: the leak seemed to push russian relations to a post cold war low. president obama has now canceled the meeting with russian president vladimir putin originally scheduled for next month. some lawmakers want a stronger gesture. >> mr. putin does not have united states' russia relationships in any priority. and treating them in a realistic fashion. that's the way to treat mr. putin, not just canceling a meeting. >> reporter: snowden's father continues to defend his son who he is prepared to visit him in russia after recently securing the papers he needs to travel. smanl lifts argue that the president shouldn't be tougher with r
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Aug 19, 2013 4:00am PDT
u.s. aid to egypt and, of course, more about the revelation of additional abuses with the nsa. some lawmakers are hoping the president will cut aid down the line. others hoping we can hold off. the president, of course, took a break from his vacation to condemn the violence and canceled a planned joint military exercise but did stop short of suspending any aid. another big topic, that nsa surveillance program, many critical of its legitimacy after an audit showed they broke privacy rules thousands of times per year. we know some hearings on the nsa plan for additional checks and balances expected to be initiated by vermont senator patrick leahy some time later this fall. richard? >> thank you so much. >>> the first settlement is reached in the penn state jerry sandusky child molestation scandal. the school signed an agreement with a 25-year-old suburban philadelphia man known as victim five. the attorneys expect to finalize settlements in 25 of the 31 cases in the coming weeks. penn state authorized some $60 million for the settlements. a jury convicted san dus key last year of 45 c
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Aug 16, 2013 4:00am PDT
" reports the nsa has broken those rules or overstepped legal authority since 2008. a may 2012 audit obtained by the post counted more than 2,700 sdenlts in the pryor 12 months alone, most of them involved the unauthorized surveillance of americans or former intelligence targets in the united states. they range from significant violations of law to typos resulted in the unintended interception of communication. in a statement the nsa said in part, quote, when the nsa makes a mistake in carrying out its foreign intelligence mission, the agency reports the issue internally and to federal otherseers and aggressively gets to the bottom of it. the post says edward snowden provided them the documents earlier this summer. in a statement, meanwhile, he said the media is being, quote, misled about his situation. snowden says his father and his father's wife's attorney do not represent him in any way. >> turning now to egypt, marches are planned for today. right now, more than 600 protesters are confirmed dead in those clashes with security forces and president obama has issued a stern rebuke
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Aug 8, 2013 4:00am PDT
nsa leaker edward snowden. president obama still plans to attend the main g-20 summit. >>> and drama in the whitey bulger deliberations. jurors asked the judge a series of questions as they mulled the reputed mob boss' fate. prosecutors and bulger's attorneys, meanwhile, met privately with the judge. neither side would comment on what they were hashing out. >>> you have to see this next story. a bear in alaska found a much quicker way to find fish than swimming upstream. he saw a jet ski on the dock and, yeah, decided to climb aboard. who wouldn't. the local guide service snapped these photos. they believe the baby bear climbed aboard -- >> he's trying to start it. >> that would have been great video. he was trying to get closer to his mother who was sitting in the water. though he didn't take off in the jet ski it did make for quite a sight. can you imagine stumbling upon that? >> no. if he started putting the life jacket on, then i would have started being suspicious. >> driving off on the jet ski. >>> time for a look ahead. a spokesman for george w. bush says he plans to return to
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Aug 12, 2013 4:30am EDT
material to expose wrongdoing. >> the father of nsa leaker edward snowden told abc he'll soon visit his son after getting a travel visa from moscow. >> at this point when you consider many of the statements made by leaders, leaders in congress, they're absolutely irresponsible and inconsistent with our system of justice. >> snowden said the u.s. poisoned the well against his son and it's unlike he'll ever get a fair trial on espionage charges. >> a temporary feeling of safety overseas as the number of u.s. embassies and consulates closed because of a terrorist threat have now reopened. the u.s. closed 19 of its embassied last week. while many of them now back open, the embassy in yemen will remain closed because of continuing concerns about potential terrorist attacks by al qaeda. the u.s. consulate in lahore, pakistan, is also still closed. it was shut down last week due to a separate threat. >> 4:48 and trains will be running again in san francisco this morning. a judge brought the planned strike by the two unions for the bay area rapid at any rate agent. judge ordered them not to str
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Aug 13, 2013 6:00am EDT
day visit to columbia. like he did, kerry will attempt to ease concerns act nsa surveillance programs. kerry will also discuss education, energy, and the billions of dollars in trade between the u.s. and brazil. >> president obama formerly orders the director of national intelligence to set up a outside review board to analyze the government's surveillance techniques. now the president also ordered him to have the board report its findings no later than december 15th. president announced the boards creation at a knew conference last week. >> it is 6:37, and 75 degrees outside. still ahead here, we have incredible video of a gas line exploding. >> also, ahead, solving the mystery after a priest seemed to come from nowhere to pray at a missouri crash scene, and then just hi. in frederiksberg virginia. >> we have gather as few of our friends to say. >> "good morning washington." >> yeah! good morning to you as well. we here, we want to honor some of the young heros in our area. >> we are giving away $1,000 grants to children who are passionate about improving their communities.
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Aug 21, 2013 4:00am PDT
that. see what happens in the remaining months of the year. >>> does the nsa really know how much of our information has been compromised? >>> and a skin cancer warning for men. >>> and an incredible rescue by a firefighter. all coming up in two minutes. >>> stories making news this morning. more than two months after edward snowden leaked top secret documents to the media, the national security agency still does not know the full extent of what he took. the agency is, quote, overwhelmed by the amount of damage snowden has done. >>> a truck crashing through a guardrail and down a ravine it goes in central michigan. you can see the truck and its trailer launch off the road before disappearing below. the driver is expected to recover from the injuries that he has. >>> a new york taxi jumping the curb and hitting a 23-year-old woman, severing one of her legs below the knee. that happened yesterday. tv's dr. oz happened to be at the scene. he said a good samaritan saved the woman's life with a tourniquet. >> there was a dog leash and a belt, amazingly two mundane things, but they saved h
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Aug 5, 2013 4:00am PDT
debate about the nsa's surveillance program which intelligence officials say tipped them off about this latest threat. >> it is scary. al qaeda is on the rise and this part of the world and the nsa program is proving it's worth yet again. >> you have to be very careful about how much you represent that any particular program has contributed to our security. >> reporter: kristen welker, nbc news, washington. >>> embattled yankees slugger alex rodriguez may be banned from baseball on the very day he returns to the majors. at my noon, the mlb is expected to ban a-rod through the 2014 season for his alleged connections to a florida clinic that administered performance-enhancing drugs. despite that, manager joe girardi confirmed a-rod will play his first game tonight. jay gray is live outside the yankees stadium in the bronx. what's the sequence of events we might expect to see today? >> reporter: good morning. outside yankee stadium. relatively quiet as major league baseball gets ready to break its silence. here's the front page of "the post." just go it says. fans ban a-rod, just acce
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Aug 12, 2013 4:00am EDT
, abc news, washington. >>> the father of nsa leaker edwae edward snowden is speaking out. in an exclusive interview with george stephanopoulos, lon snowden says he wants his son to come home, but he's unfair that his son could get a fair trial. >> where myy son chooses to liv the rest of his life will will be his decision. i would like, at some point in time, for him to be able to come back in the u.s. whether he'll live the rest of his life here or not and face this. because i believe that the truth will shine through. >> lon snowden and his attorneys have secured visas to visit edward snowden. they didn't say when they'll go. >>> a 2-year-old rhode island boy was found wandering around a housing project hours after his mother and another woman were murdered. isaiah perez was the subject of an amber alert. >>> a father, apparently suffering from depression killed his 9-year-old son and then turned the gun on himself. he was have b a supervised visit with the boy. he sent an e-mail before the visit suggests he was suicidal. >>> two homes damaged in a deadly plane crash are expec
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Aug 12, 2013 6:00am EDT
john kerry makes his first trip to south america this week amid concerns by u.s. allies about nsa's surveillance programs. kerry arrived in colombia and after meeting in bogota will travel to brazil. leaders in both countries complained about what they see as spying by military ally. >> the redskins get back to work this week after getting a pretty long weekend off. >> that's right, the bad weather kept them off the field saturday and sunday was already a scheduled day off. head coach said quarterback robert griffin iii's recovery process is right on track but don't expect him to see behind center on 1111 drills just yet. the next preseason game a week from tonight gets the steelers. >> 71 degrees, 6:36 your time and still ahead on "good morning, washington" a newly renovated and busy marc station opens >> good morning to you as well and we here at abc7, we want to honor young heros in the area. we're giving away $1,000 grants to children who are passionate about improving their communities. to be eligible you have to be between the ages of 5-18. go to wjla.com/summerheros to apply.
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Aug 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
to sit down with a group of lawmakers to see if there's more top secret information that the nsa should actually make public. the national security agency admits its huge databases are sweeping up calls and e-mails of americans who talk to foreign targets. britain's "guardian" newspaper reporting new information from whistle-blower edward snowden about a program called x key score. it reportedly allows analysts to instantly read e-mails, track internet searches and read private facebook messages without court approval. the nsa and white house insists those searches are legal. >>> breaking news in the south bay where a woman says she was violently attacked by a man walking overnight in santa clara. this happened a couple blocks away from santa clara university on the corner of lexington and main. this is where today in the bay's bob redell joins us with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: jon, this also happened less than a week of another attack on a woman that took place friday night. police will look at whether or not that attack was related. it was around 1:30 this morning
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Aug 1, 2013 5:00am PDT
morning. the associated press is reporting something russian news agency are reporting, that is nsa leaker edward snowden has papers allowing him to leave the moscow airport. again, this news coming in from the associated press. russian news agencies quoting edward snowden's attorneys who says snowden now has papers allowing him to leave moscow's airport. we'll keep an eye on this breaking news and bring you updates throughout the morning. >>> at 5:02. east palo alto police asking for your help figuring out how the crash happened on pulgas avenue about 7:00 last night. police say when they got to the scene, they found a toyota camry on its side. bystanders helped pull two people from the car. they were taken to the hospital, one in critical condition. police are looking for witnesses as they try to figure out what caused the crash. >>> a former united airlines baggage handler accused of stealing from passengers at sfo expected back in court today. george reyes has pleaded not guilty to ripping off personal property from luggage. police say they started investigating reyes after more
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Aug 1, 2013 4:30am PDT
tell you what you need to watch out for coming um. >>> how the fight of the nsa secret leaker edward snowden is affecting your dinner table. >>> welcome back everyone. taking a live look outside this time from the south bay. silhouettes out there, palm trees. >> little shadows dancing. >> a lot of shadow dancing on thursday night, thursday morning. >>> starting the day girls of any age will be able to buy the morning after pill on store shelves. most grocery stores and pharmacies were moving it from behind the pharmacy counter to the family planning aisles. the government battled to keep an age restriction on the emergency contraceptive, but dropped its fight in june after losing a series of court battles. this morning the morning after pill is designed to prevent pregnancy up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. >>> a little warning here. a kansas city company recalling more than 50,000 pounds of ground beef nationwide because it could be contaminated with e. coli. the national beef packing company issuing the voluntary recall after a sample of its product tested positive for that pro
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Aug 9, 2013 2:00pm EDT
the nsa surveillance programs. indications are that he will make some sort of statement of the top of the news conference and it is likely to be about the nsa. the new york times" says at resident plans to launch new efforts. the president is endorsing a new policy panel to review surveillance powers. independent attorney to argue against the government before the surveillance courts. so some of the things that we're likely to hear but as the resident begins the news conference this afternoon. it will -- as the president begins the news conference this afternoon. after the news conference is done, we plan to open up our phones than hear from you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] afternoon, everybody, please have a seat. over the past few weeks, i have been talking about what i believe should be our priorities for the country. i am focused on the number one responsibility as commander-in- chief, keeping the american people safe. in recent days, we have been reminded once again about the threats to our natio
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Aug 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
transparency for the nsa. the policy change announced this week. >>> a live look at the new york stock exchange expecting the morning bell this morning to get the stock markets off and running for this friday, august 30th. there it is. this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning to you on this friday. it is 6:30. i'm marla tellez in for jon khiel lee. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. we have new video of an attack in syria. a bbc team witnessed the aftermath of a horrific attack. witness says they saw a fighter jet drop an incendiary bomb on a school playground. they heard an explosion and saw columns of smoke and fire. the bbc reports more than ten students were killed and others severely burned. this report comes as president obama decides whether to take military action against syria. but support for a military strike appears to be dwindling. a new nbc poll shows at least half of americans don't want the u.s. to get involved. tracie potts live in washington this morning with the very latest numbers. good morning. >> reporter: not a lot of support. good mornin let's take a look at the ne
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Aug 12, 2013 5:00am PDT
proposals for increased oversight of the nsa and his handling of the country's relationship with russia. "today in the bay's" danielle lee live on capitol hill with more on the growing tensions following the leaks by edward snowden. good morning. >> reporter: laura, good morning t. overwhelming message out of washington is that president obama needs to be careful as he tries to strike a balance between restoring the public's trust but also protecting national security. just before the president left for vacation, he said he wanted to add new oversight to the nsa surveillance programs exposed by snowden. this is where he's receiving criticism from republican lawmakers who says the president should be defending the programs they say are lawful and necessary. they argue too much oversight could hurt a key aspect of the program which is the ability to move quickly in times of threats to national security. that is just one aspect of the controversy. now we're also seeing u.s.-russian relationships hurting since snowden received asylum in russia, even though the president canceled a meeting w
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Aug 8, 2013 6:00am EDT
and rushesil war civil rights crackdown. and russia granted temporary asylum to nsa leaker edward snowden. u.s. secretaries of state and defense will be meeting with their counterparts tomorrow. >> how are lawmakers in the u.s. reacting/ ? >> they seem to be backing the president's decision on both sides of the aisle. the president's decision makes it clear that russia's decision to grant asylum to snowden was acceptable. chuck schumer claims that putin has been acting like a schoolyard bully and does not deserve the summit. other lawmakers have been calling for a protest of the upcoming olympics next year. we will see if more action is taken. >> thank you so much, nikole killion, reporting live in washington. like it wasly feels a few sundays away when the ravens took new orleans by storm. tonight the long and challenging road back to the top begins for the ravens. the super bowl champs will take on the buccaneers tonight at 7 :30. you can see our live pregame show beginning at 7:00 with gerry sandusky and pete gilbert. keith mills will have a preview of the game coming up this m
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Aug 7, 2013 6:00am PDT
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Aug 5, 2013 10:00am EDT
everywhere. everything you do. the cameras, nsa, can conspire on everything without a camera. we shouldn't be around cameras, but we should be against the government having the cameras. we want the people to have the cameras taking pictures the of everything the government is doing. i want gun control. but i want to take the guns way from the 100 -- over 100,000 bureaucrats who carry guns enforcing federal laws. they don't need the guns. police activity was supposed to always be local. but here we are passing laws endlessly, you know, with bureaucrats carrying guns to enforce these laws. that's going to have to change. i think it is. i think what we're witnessing here in a group like this and what's happening on the campuses of the country, there is truly a revolution of ideas it's going to be a nonviolent revolution. we're going stand up on principle. an idea whose time has come and nobody is going to stop it. victor hugo was the one who had the quote about an idea whose time is come and cannot be stopped by armies. but i think that is absolutely true. and it's especially true since we have
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Aug 10, 2013 6:00am EDT
these programs as possible. we have already declassified unprecedented information about the nsa, but we can go further. so the apartment of justice will make public the rationale under article 215 of the patriot act. and release information that entails authority and oversight. the nsa is putting in a privacy officer. and finally, the intelligence community is creating a website that will serve as a for further transparency. this will give americans and the world the ability to learn more about what our intelligence community does and what it doesn't do, how it carries out its mission and why it does so. fourth, we are forming a high- level group of outside experts to review our entire intelligence and communications technologies. we need new thinking for a new era. we now have two under -- we have to unravel terrorist plots by finding a needle in a haystack" -- of global communications. madewell, technology has given governments unprecedented capability to monitor situations.-- communications. so i'm asking this independent group to step back and review our capabilities, partic
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Aug 20, 2013 6:00am PDT
the protests in brazil. his relationship with journalist greenwald and the nsa leaks. miranda's detention made the editor of the guardian newspaper so angry he refield things he hadn't before, recounting conversation with british intelligence in which agents destroyed his macbook to destroy any secrets he may have had on the computer. the editor says they're not scored on a sij laptop. >>> wall street suffered general malaise and worry over the fed are to blame over the drop. hp reports profits tomorrow. tesla recently won a five-star safety rating from the national traffic highway safety at registration. that's not enough for them. tesla took an actual look at the scores and the damage done to the car. the company claims the tesla model s is the safest car ever built in history. engineers at tesla say part of the safety will come from the fact that it's an electric car. i means the motor, jon and laura, is tiny. most of the car is just empty space so it gets big enough to be a car. it has two trunks. any time you have a lot of empty space, you have a lot of crumble zone which m
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